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The courts apply so-called intermediate scrutiny to government actions that classify on the basis of sex or illegitimacy. Although sometimes inconsistently described, intermediate scrutiny generally requires that government action bear a substantial relationship to an important governmental interest.[1]

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  1. Personnel Administrator v. Feeney, 442 U.S. 256, 273 (1979) (full-text).

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